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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 April 2006, 14:19 GMT 15:19 UK
Mountain climber dies after fall
A 19-year-old man from West Yorkshire has died after falling more than 100ft while climbing in the Lake District.

Daniel James Metcalfe, from Tingley, near Morley, was with his brother on rocks near the Old Man of Coniston when the accident happened on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team said the teenager died instantly after falling from the crags.

His brother was winched to safety after suffering the effects of shock. Cumbria police are investigating the incident.

A police spokesman said next of kin and the coroner had been informed.

An RAF helicopter was involved in the mission at Dow Crag, an area of the 2,000ft-high Coniston Old Man mountain.

The alarm was raised by a female walker who saw the man fall and called the emergency services on a mobile phone.




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